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Monongahela man gets jail for sex assaults

Ronald Gray 1-17-13

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:56 a.m.
 

A Monongahela man agreed to a plea bargain that includes jail time for sexually assaulting two young girls at his home.

Ronald L. Gray, 48, whose last known address was on Hudson Street, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault of a person under the age of 13 and corruption of minors. He was sentenced to serve between six and 12 years in jail and five years probation. Sentencing occurred June 26 before Washington County Common Pleas Judge Valarie Costanzo.

The assaults occurred at various times between January and December 2012.

Washington County Assistant District Attorney Traci McDonald said the decision to reach a plea agreement rather than go to trial was “victim based.”

“The girls had come so far and the family wanted to avoid them having to relive it,” McDonald said.

The victims' grandmother told authorities her wish was that Gray be listed as a sex offender under Megan's Law and that he do some jail time for his crimes.

As a part of his sentencing, Gray will be required to register with Megan's Law.

“The girls were consistent with their stories from the first time they talked to police, through their forensic interviews to the day he took his plea,” McDonald said.

The two victims were 5 and 9 years old at the time of the assaults.

Gray allegedly told the two victims not to tell authorities about the assaults.

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 724-684-2642 or cbuckley@tribweb.com

 

 
 


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